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“Marsh Migration Tuesday Paddles” at Sweet Marsh 6:00 pm
“Marsh Migration Tuesday Paddles” at Sweet Marsh @ Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area between Tripoli & Sumner
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migration Tuesday Paddles 6:00-8:00pm @ Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area between Tripoli and Sumner.  Join CrawDaddy Outdoors owner Darrin Siefken & Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden NE Iowa[...]
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Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]
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Registration Deadline, Master River Steward Program, Buchanan & Black Hawk Counties
Registration Deadline, Master River Steward Program, Buchanan & Black Hawk Counties @ Various in Buchanan & Black Hawk Counties
May 4 all-day
May 4; Registration Deadline, Master River Steward Program, Buchanan & Black Hawk Counties. (After May 4, contact Sondra Cabell, Buchanan CCB Naturalist 319-636-2617.) Iowa Rivers Revival Master River Stewards Program is a comprehensive river course[...]
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Annual “Seize the Carp Day,” Iowa City Park 10:36 pm
Annual “Seize the Carp Day,” Iowa City Park @ Iowa City Park
May 5 @ 10:36 pm – 11:36 pm
May 5; Annual “Seize the Carp Day,” Iowa City Park. This outdoor family event continues to grow in scope & participation. Planned activities include fishing, raptors, forest bathing, canoeing, kayaking, learning about CARP, & other[...]
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Meteor Shower — Eta Aquarids
Meteor Shower — Eta Aquarids @ All Iowa
May 6 – May 7 all-day
Jan 3-4; Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaks at 40 meteors/hour. Apr 22-23; Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors/hour. May 6-7; Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower,[...]
“Introduction to Kayak Fishing,” Brookwood Park, Waverly 8:00 am
“Introduction to Kayak Fishing,” Brookwood Park, Waverly @ Brookwood Park
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
May 6; “Introduction to Kayak Fishing,” Brookwood Park, Waverly, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Introduction to kayak fishing on Iowa rivers and lakes. Includes fishing kayak demos and test paddles, discussion fish species, habits, and fishing techniques[...]
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“Marsh Migration Tuesday Paddles” at Sweet Marsh 6:00 pm
“Marsh Migration Tuesday Paddles” at Sweet Marsh @ Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area between Tripoli & Sumner
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migration Tuesday Paddles 6:00-8:00pm @ Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area between Tripoli and Sumner.  Join CrawDaddy Outdoors owner Darrin Siefken & Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden NE Iowa[...]
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park-First of 2018 6:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park-First of 2018 @ Manchester Whitewater Park
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May 8 & 22; Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park, 6:00-8:00 pm. Join Hannah Ray J & friends to share some WW fun at the park. The focus will be on WW[...]
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Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa @ Otter Creek County Park
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There[...]
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Mothers Day
Mothers Day
May 13 all-day
May 13; Mothers Day.
“Mother’s Day on the Marsh,” Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge/Odessa Water Trail 9:00 am
“Mother’s Day on the Marsh,” Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge/Odessa Water Trail @ Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
May 13; “Mother’s Day on the Marsh,” Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge/Odessa Water Trail, 9:00-11:00 am. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a leisurely paddle, observing migratory birds and the rebirth of spring. Event is open to[...]
“Marsh Migration Sunday Paddles” at Sweet Marsh 4:00 pm
“Marsh Migration Sunday Paddles” at Sweet Marsh @ Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area between Tripoli & Sumner
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migration Sunday Paddles 4:00-6:00pm @ Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area between Tripoli and Sumner.  Join CrawDaddy Outdoors owner Darrin Siefken & Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden NE Iowa[...]
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REAP Education Grant Applications Due
REAP Education Grant Applications Due
May 15 all-day
May 15 REAP Education Grant Applications Due.
Beginning Session, Master River Steward Program, Buchanan & Black Hawk Counties 5:30 pm
Beginning Session, Master River Steward Program, Buchanan & Black Hawk Counties @ Okoboji Grill
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May 4; Registration Deadline, Master River Steward Program, Buchanan & Black Hawk Counties. (After May 4, contact Sondra Cabell, Buchanan CCB Naturalist 319-636-2617.) Iowa Rivers Revival Master River Stewards Program is a comprehensive river course[...]
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Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]
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Armed Forces Day r
Armed Forces Day r
May 19 all-day
May 19; Armed Forces Day.
Iowa DNR Two Day Swift Water Rescue Class, Location TBD
Iowa DNR Two Day Swift Water Rescue Class, Location TBD @ TBD
May 19 – May 20 all-day
May 19-20; Iowa DNR Two Day Swift Water Rescue Class, Location TBD, dependent on water levels. Find more info & registration at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking/How-to-Paddle/Canoe-Kayak-Schools  For additional questions about this class,  contact Glenn Harman, glenn.harman@dnr.iowa.gov  Find more[...]
LAPC Photography Workshop in Cedar Rapids will feature Chuck Kimmerle
LAPC Photography Workshop in Cedar Rapids will feature Chuck Kimmerle @ See Website
May 19 all-day
May 19; Linn Area Photo Club Photography Workshop in Cedar Rapids will feature Chuck Kimmerle. The title of the all-day workshop will be “Chuck Kimmerle-Man and Nature in Black & White.” Kimmerle lives in Wyoming,[...]
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Whitewater Paddling on Lizard Creek, Fort Dodge
Whitewater Paddling on Lizard Creek, Fort Dodge @ Lizard Creek
May 20 all-day
May 20; New Event with Cedar Valley Paddlers (requires completion of CVP paperwork, waiver); Whitewater Paddling on Lizard Creek, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Meet at Phinney Park access. “Put in at either Hwy P29 (Lentsch Access)[...]
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ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Ave Saints Lake, Waverly
ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Ave Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
May 22 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Avenue of the Saints Lake near Waverly, sponsored by CrawDaddy Outdoors. Class is designed for beginning kayakers or those wanting to improve their skills; includes proper paddling strokes & rescue techniques.[...]
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park 6:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park @ Manchester Whitewater Park
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park, 6:00-8:00 pm. Join Hannah Ray J & friends to share some WW fun at the park. The focus will be on WW kayaking & SUP skills.[...]
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Iowa DNR Two Day Canoe School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders
Iowa DNR Two Day Canoe School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders @ Briggs Woods Park
May 23 – May 24 all-day
May 23-24; Iowa DNR Two Day Canoe School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders. Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River). Want to improve your skills to better demonstrate to others how to paddle efficiently, elegantly,[...]
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South Dakota Kayak Challenge, 72 miles on Missouri River
South Dakota Kayak Challenge, 72 miles on Missouri River @ Missouri River
May 26 – May 27 all-day
May 26-27; South Dakota Kayak Challenge, 72 miles on Missouri River. Marathon-endurance paddling race thru 72 miles of wind and waves on the Missouri River between Yankton, S.D. and South Sioux City, Neb. Most of[...]
May 26-27; Motor Mill Free Tours Begin, Turkey River WT. 12:00 pm
May 26-27; Motor Mill Free Tours Begin, Turkey River WT. @ Motor Mill
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 26-27; Motor Mill Free Tours Begin, Turkey River WT. Free tours of historic 1860’s Motor Mill, related buildings, and town site, Noon-5:00 pm on scheduled weekends, group tours by appointment. Consider combining the tour[...]
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Memorial Day
Memorial Day
May 28 all-day
May 28; Memorial Day
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Full Moon
Full Moon @ Iowa; Times for Cedar Rapids
May 29 all-day
A full moon experience in the outdoors can become a treasured memory and inspiration for young and old to connect with the natural world. Whether viewed rising over a wooded bluff or through bare tree[...]
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Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]